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Shadow People (2013)

The Door (original title)
PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 19 March 2013 (USA)
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A radio talk show host unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious beings known as The Shadow People and their role in the unexplained deaths of several hundred victims in the 1980s.

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Matthew Arnold

Writers:

Matthew Arnold, Matthew Arnold (story & research) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dallas Roberts ... Charlie Crowe
Alison Eastwood ... Sophie Lacombe
Mattie Liptak ... Preston Camfield
Anne Dudek ... Ellen Camfield
Mariah Bonner ... Maggie Dunn
Christopher Berry ... Tom DiMartino
Jonathan Baron ... Jeff Pyatt
Tony Schiena ... Robert
Ritchie Montgomery ... Jim 'Sparky' Taylor
Raeden Greer ... Britney Daniels
Gary Grubbs ... CDC Director
Bryan Massey ... Bill Ryder
Debby Gaudet ... Kim Pyatt
Marco St. John ... Professor Norman Fisher
Earl Maddox Earl Maddox ... Clerk
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A radio talk show host unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious beings known as The Shadow People and their role in the unexplained deaths of several hundred victims in the 1980s.

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, scary moments, brief language, partial nudity and smoking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Seen in a few clips is Proffessor and author David J Hufford "The terror that comes in the night" See more »

Goofs

The story takes place in eastern Kentucky, yet the radio station call letters begin with a "K." That's only for stations west of the Mississippi River, like in Louisiana, where the movie was filmed. See more »

Crazy Credits

Right after the ending credits are complete, the words "NOW YOU WILL SEE THEM TOO" flashes. See more »

Connections

References The Ring (2002) See more »

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Nicely made.
25 September 2014 | by mike-gordonm7See all my reviews

What was enjoyable about this movie for me was that the (HD?) camera work was clean and nicely composed, the direction and acting was entirely competent and the editing was cool too, in what I imagine was a film with a relatively modest budget. A pleasant change from average Hollywood. It was made by people with a real feeling for film. Mariah Bonner as the librarian was a bonus who definitely did not hurt the eyes. Shame she was an early victim.

The story wasn't great, though it exploited common enough fears of things that are half-seen (or were they there at all?), and move in the night (as opposed to go bump in the night). And the placebo effect is undoubtedly real, though whether it's killed anyone is questionable, I'd say, certainly in Western cultures.

I did once see a shadow person in bright daylight (or did I?). I was about three at the time, and lying in bed. The shadow of a figure ran across the wall, flowed into a shallow recess, slid behind a wardrobe, came out the other side, and vanished. It was more scary than Shadow People, and as you can tell, I haven't forgotten it. However, the good news (for anyone who's worried) is that it hasn't reappeared since, and 70+ years later I'm still here.


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19 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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